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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

04 / 18 / 14

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to launch a masters series for former Formula One drivers following the concept which has been made popular by sports such as golf and tennis," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. It would see "superstar drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet return...

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12/19/12
Cricketers Cleared Of Ball Tampering

Australia's cricket team has "been cleared of the ball tampering accusations" that surfaced during the first Test match with Sri Lanka, according to Jason Marsh of FOX SPORTS. Images and video showing "suspicious treatment of the ball have caused a stir," and reports circulated that the Sri Lankans ...

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12/19/12
Dortmund Asks Fans To End Protests

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has "urged fans to avoid protests over a new league security plan" when it takes on Hannover 96 in Wednesday's German Cup round of 16 tie, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Many Bundesliga fans, "angry with the newly-approved tighter security rules in and ar ...

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12/19/12
ARLC Ends 'Benefit Of The Doubt' Rule

The Australian Rugby League Commission "has scrapped the controversial 'benefit of the doubt' rule in a move it hopes will reduce pressure on referees next season," according to Honeysett & McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. The commission met Tuesday for the final time this year and later unveiled "se ...

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12/19/12
Caribbean T20 League Launched

A new franchise-based Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Caribbean Premier League, "has been launched" by merchant bank Verus Int'l, according to IANS. The CPL will see each franchise team "being built around Caribbean players complemented by a few int'l stars." West Indies Cricket Board President Jul ...

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12/19/12
German 3rd League Attendance Rises

The attendance numbers of Germany's 3rd League "are increasing again after the record-low of 4,562 per game in '11-12," according to the DPA. So far, 1,307,065 people have attended the games of the 3rd League, which is 6,165 per game. A major contributor to this number has been insolvent club Aleman ...

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12/18/12
Sport England Gets Tough On Funding

Six sports in Great Britain have been warned that they will have millions of pounds in funding taken away "unless they can show they can improve participation figures in the next 12 months," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Grassroots investment body Sport England revealed how £ ...

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12/18/12
NZRU Sponorships To Help Spending

Embattled provincial unions "may be in for a financial leg-up from the New Zealand Rugby Union next year on the back of a better-than-budgeted profit," according to Toby Robson of the DOMINION POST. It has been a tough few years for the country's unions, with "spiralling player wage bills, falling g ...

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12/18/12
South Africa FA Officials Suspended

South Africa was "plunged into crisis" just a month before it hosts the African Nations Cup finals with the suspension of its football association president and other top officials following a report into match fixing involving the national team, according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. South African F ...

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12/18/12
League Notes

Baseball and softball leaders "have agreed on a name for the new unified int'l body seeking a place in the 2020 Olympics." The World Baseball Softball Confederation "will govern both sports in their joint bid for a return to the Games." The group "will be led by co-Presidents Don Porter and Riccardo ...

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12/17/12
FIFA To Discuss Racism Fine With UEFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that he will "discuss the widely criticised sanction" levied on Serbia's Under-21 team with UEFA President Michel Platini, and called for "strong, harsh punishment when it comes to racism and discrimination," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Plati ...

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